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Re: cygwin 1.78 errors when invoking terminator (*** fatal error - MapViewOfFileEx '(null)'(0x708), Win32 error 6. Terminating.)

On 3/24/2011 6:11 PM, Kenneth Wolcott wrote:
On Thu, Mar 3, 2011 at 02:43, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
On Mar 2 18:01, Kenneth Wolcott wrote:

   I get the following error output when opening a terminator (enclosed
at bottom of the email).

This is the terminator, not the gnome terminator.

Now I don't get the following when I open a cygwin prompt.

So I thought it might be a terminator thing.

I had just updated to 1.78 of Cygwin.

So updated to the most current version of terminator.

Same problem.

So I posted to the terminator email list (

   The terminator developer/maintainer was able to reproduce the
problem and thinks that the error is within cygwin and suggests this
patch (between the splat-asterisk lines).

Ken Wolcott


I wouldn't like to claim this is the right fix but it lets that
trivial example link:

$ gcc strerror.c

$ diff -u /usr/include/string.h.orig /usr/include/string.h
--- /usr/include/string.h.orig  2011-03-02 10:49:29.510836800 -0800
+++ /usr/include/string.h       2011-03-02 10:50:04.324450800 -0800
@@ -74,7 +74,7 @@
  char    *_EXFUN(strerror_r,(int, char *, size_t));
  # ifdef __GNUC__
-int      _EXFUN(strerror_r,(int, char *, size_t)) __asm__ ("__xpg_strerror_r");
+int      _EXFUN(strerror_r,(int, char *, size_t)) __asm__
  # else
  int      _EXFUN(__xpg_strerror_r,(int, char *, size_t));
  #  define strerror_r __xpg_strerror_r

Thanks for the report. I just fixed that in CVS. The problem here is that we have to take several targets into account, some of them using a labe lprefix, some of them not. I applied a patch which does that:

int _EXFUN(strerror_r,(int, char *, size_t)) __asm__ (__ASMNAME ("__xpg_strerror_r"));

The __ASMNAME macro is now defined in cdefs.h.  I tested to build
a testcase which calls the POSIX version of strerror_r and it now
works fine.  Well, there was a small bug in __xpg_strerror_r, too,
but that should be fixed in CVS as well.  I'll create a new developer
snapshot later today.

Thanks again, Corinna

Hi Corinna;

The problem seems to be fixed now (after a recent update).

uname.exe -a
CYGWIN_NT-5.1 KWOLCOTT-T61 1.7.8(0.236/5/3) 2011-03-01 09:36 i686 Cygwin

Since Corinna replied on 3/3 and your Cygwin DLL version was built on 3/1, I think it's fair to assume that you don't have the change she was talking about. But you can get an updated Cygwin DLL with the change by visiting <>.



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